We found 6 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Roseville, MI.
Dr. Majid Alzagoum specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Alzagoum is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Alzagoum is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Arabic.
Dr. Ashish Gangasani's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Gangasani has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Gangasani attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Gangasani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, St. John's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.
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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Cardiac ... (Read more)
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- Medicare Volume: 14
- Uninsured Cost: $916
- Medicare Cost: $508
Dr. Mohamed Ajjour specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajjour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajjour average 4.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ajjour honors. After attending the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ajjour (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.
Dr. Brian Barbish is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Barbish's areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor's residency program.
Dr. Vamshidhar Guduguntla is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Roseville, MI and Detroit, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Guduguntla include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and ankle brachial index (ABI). He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity. For his residency, Dr. Guduguntla trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Guduguntla (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.
Dr. Luay Sayed is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. These areas are among Dr. Sayed's clinical interests: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
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A cardiac resynchronization therapy device, also known as a CRT or biventricular pacemaker, is a kind of pacemaker that can help the heart work more effectively. In certain kinds of heart failure, the ventricles, or larger chambers in the heart, stop working together. When they are no longer in synch, the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. CRT can help keep the heartbeat regular and the ventricles contracting at the same time.
Just as with a standard pacemaker, a biventricular pacemaker consists of a small battery pack and electrical leads, or small wires that conduct electricity to the heart. CRT pacemakers have two or three leads, placed in the upper and lower chambers of the heart. The device measures the contractions of the heart, and if the heart begins to beat out of time it will send small, rhythmic pulses of electricity to resynchronize (hence the name “cardiac resynchronization therapy) the contractions. This allows the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body more efficiently. Sometimes a CRT is combined with a different kind of device called an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or ICD, which uses a higher burst of energy to restart the heart if it stops suddenly.
When a biventricular pacemaker is inserted, the wire leads are usually placed via a small incision near the shoulder, then threaded through a vein to the heart. The battery pack is placed under the skin of the chest near the collarbone. Once everything is in place, the leads are connected to the battery, and the CRT can begin helping the heart beat correctly.
It is normal to experience swelling and discomfort as the incisions from surgery heal. It takes time for the heart to adjust to the pacemaker, so vigorous activity should be kept to a minimum for the first few weeks. Strong magnetic fields may affect how the CRT functions, so you may be advised to avoid them. As your heart begins to pump blood more effectively, you should soon begin to feel stronger and less fatigued.